Overview of Functional Technical Requirements for Intentional Island

David Narang, Sigifredo Gonzalez, Michael Ingram, Michael Ropp

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This document provides an overview of intentional islands, otherwise known as microgrids. The topics covered include common types of microgrid configurations, high level summaries of standards that address some aspect of microgrid implementation and interconnection, and a discussion of specific standards that apply during specific the islanding operational stages of parallel operation, transition to islanding, islanding operation and transition back to parallel operation.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-83301


  • IEEE Std. 1547
  • IEEE Std. 2030.7
  • intentional islands
  • microgrids
  • standards


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